Ernest E. Just Symposium

Ernest Just Portrait 

Hosted by the College of Graduate Studies each February, this event celebrates the life of the noted African-American biologist with a day devoted to providing information to undergraduate students about opportunities in all of the colleges at MUSC. Morning keynote talks focus on the life and history of Ernest E Just and have student speakers who talk about their research projects. In the afternoon, visiting students meet with admissions professionals and current students to learn more about their college of interest and have campus tours.

Ernest Everett Just Symposium 2024  

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Schedule of Events

Featured Speakers:

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Carol Artlett, Ph.D.
Associate professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Drexel University College of Medicine
“How I Danced the TANGO!’

Friday, February 23, 2024

Valerie Sheares Ashby, Ph.D. - Keynote Speaker
Professor and President
University of Maryland Baltimore County
“A Career in Academia: Learning and Leading with Values”

Rahn Ravenell, DPM
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
“No, It Is Not Just A Toe Amputation!"

Scott Gilbert, Ph.D.
Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College
Finland Distinguished Professor, University of Helsinki
“E. E. Just's legacy (Virtual): Exposing the myths surrounding fertilization and genomic determinism"

Douglas Johnson
PhD Candidate, Microbiology and Immunology
Medical University of South Carolina
“Cocaine Use, Oral Microbiome Dysbiosis, and Neuroinflammation: Unveiling Links to CNS Pathogenesis’

Anika Vercauteren & Emma Keeling
Anderson University
“Cytotoxic Effects of Cortex betulae Extract on Human Breast Cancer Cells”

Kaleaha S Davis
Spelman College
“Non-classical estrogen signaling via GPER suppresses LPS and HIV-induced Neuroinflammation”

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